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Ampersand vs. Asterisk

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Ampersandnoun

The symbol "&".

‘The ampersand character in many logics acts as an operator connecting two propositions.’;

Asterisknoun

The symbol *.

Ampersandverb

To add an ampersand to.

Asterisknoun

A blemish in an otherwise outstanding achievement.

‘They came into the tournament highly ranked, but with a little bit of an asterisk as their last two wins had been unconvincing.’;

Ampersandnoun

A word used to describe the character , , or &.

Asteriskverb

(transitive) To mark or replace with an asterisk symbol (*).

Ampersandnoun

a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)

Asterisknoun

The figure of a star, thus, , used in printing and writing as a reference to a passage or note in the margin, to supply the omission of letters or words, or to mark a word or phrase as having a special character.

Ampersand

The ampersand, also known as the and sign, is the logogram &, representing the conjunction . It originated as a ligature of the letters et—Latin for .

‘and’; ‘and’;

Asterisknoun

a star-shaped character * used in printing

Asteriskverb

mark with an asterisk;

‘Linguists star unacceptable sentences’;

Asterisk

The asterisk *, from Late Latin asteriscus, from Ancient Greek ἀστερίσκος, asteriskos, , is a typographical symbol. It is so called because it resembles a conventional image of a star.

‘little star’;

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